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Things to Consider When Choosing a Venue for your Quinceañera

This is a short list of things that you’ll want to consider when looking for a space to hold a Quinceañera. By no means is this all but if you pay attention to these things, I think you’ll be ok and have a wonderful, special event.

 

Cost – If you’re on a budget you’ll want to keep the costs low as possible so that you can spend more money on things like food, beverage and fun stuff like music. If you can be flexible, weekdays can be a cheaper option at many venues.  A free space to hold the event will be the cheapest but there are also things to consider as nothing is truly free.

 

Location– If most of your guests are local then try to keep the venue space within a reasonable distance. If most of your guests are from out of town, a venue near the airport or hotels might be a good idea. And if everyone is staying in one place, maybe have the event there so no one has to travel.

 

Décor – You’ll want the ambiance and setting to match the feel of your Quinceañera so keep that in mind when you choose a venue. The less it looks like the space you want, the more you’ll have to decorate. Also keep in mind the services and amenities included with the space. Will you have to rent tables and chairs? Do they have a kitchen or will you have to hire a caterer? Is there electricity for entertainment to plug in to?

 

Music and Weather – Will your event be indoors or outdoors? What happens if the weather doesn’t cooperate? You’ll want to be prepared and think of everything. Have back up plans in case things don’t go as planned. Will the music be too loud for the space?

 

Venue Size – You’ll want to know how many guests will be attending and if the space will accommodate your number. You’ll also want to know the number of guests to plan the food for the event.

 

Layout – Things like the flow of traffic and the activities you plan on having. Will the venue work for this? Is there a dance floor and restrooms? Will they make accomodations for any guests that have special needs?

 

Insurance and Parking – So many things to think about, right? Does the event have liability insurance for your event or will you have to get a policy?

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Planning our Quinceañera was a long process and the venue turned out to be one of the most difficult things to decide on. In the end we actually decided to hold it at a relative’s house in the backyard.   We thought this would be the best place to have it and also the least expensive.   And even without having to pay for a space rental there were still things that we had to plan and pay for.   We had to call out some tree trimmers to cut some old branches from overgrown trees and bushes in the backyard. They made it look beautiful.  We also had to hire a valet company to park all the cars of our guests and we brought in a caterer so we could enjoy ourselves and not have to worry about preparing food for our guests. If I had to do it over again, I would have started the planning process much earlier but it all worked out and everyone had fun.

 

Good luck planning your Quinceañera, we know you’ll do great and it will be a blast.

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Eco-Friendly Quinceañera : 3 Concepts

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Today we’re going to talk about 3 ideas to make your quince celebration eco-friendly.  Every time someone has a Quinceañera a lot of items are wasted & are not good for the environment.  Remeber that things like how to manage your waste and what it does to the environment is something to think about when throwing your Big Bash!

 

278562#1 – Candle Lighting

Ever thought of saving some power & lowering the electric bill while saving the planet? Heres a way, try & have your quince completely lit with candles.  This can save power, make your celebration romantic, and provide an eco-friendly environment.

 

7.17spraying-pesticides#2 – Pesticide free flowersoutdoor-pesticide

This is a great idea that has many benefits for both you & the earth.  Pesticide free flowers are safe and healthy so that you can ensure that their is nothing poisoning your celebration.  Sometimes kids will reach out and take a flower pedal to try and taste. So will you want the pedal to be pesticide free or poisoned?

 

 

Screen-Shot-2014-08-20-at-11.48.04-AM-2#3 – Online invitation

This is a very innovative way to save paper before you even start your Quinceañera.  Set up an online invitation so your family can just open an email or go on a website.  Many people say that this will ruin the invitation and make it seem ugly & therefore people will not come, this is untrue.  You can make an invitation in anyway you want with any color, whilst making the whole process easy & instant.

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How to choose Quinceañera Accessories

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Welcome back to Big Bash, Amiga.

Today we’re going to do Tips on how to choose the right Quinceañera Accessories whilst maintaining theme, comfort, appropriateness, and beauty.

Tiara

Get the right kind of tiara to cover your head and engage in your beauty.  Learn about what kinds of Tiaras are best of Quinceanera’s.

Boho-chick –

A Leaf designs that uses thin silver and little jewels.  These are great for all kinds of themes and are not as pricey as the Bejeweled Tiara.

Bejeweled

A Tiara glistening in jewels, usually made with thick silver and surrounding in types of stones, sometimes rubys, diamonds, or others depending on the special girl

Ring

Get the right kind of ring for your Quinceanera.

Stone

These are great rings and are very lovely because of all the nice colors they can come in.  This is the cheapest and nicest option available.  Stone rings go very well with the boho-chick.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel rings are very safe, reliable, strong and cheap.  This is the cheapest kind of ring available depending on the kind of stones are attached.

Silver

An expensive kind of ring, durable, and reliable.

Gold

A more expensive ring shiny, and reliable.

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Tips for planning a Quinceañera

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Planning a Quinceañera

If you are going to have a Quinceañera, you’re going to have to plan it.  If you’re going to plan it you need to be prepared.  Here are some steps coming from Amiga Big Bash that inform you on creative ways to prepare for your

  1. Get a partner to help you party plan.  Have a planner and organized sheet of paper so they can help you out.
  2. Be serious about your budget and stick to it.  It’s very easy to get lost in having a very big party with many details but it’s very important to remember what you should be focussing on, family.
  3.  Quinceañera’s are about family so try and plan it to be family oriented.
  4. Choose a theme that you will be sticking with throughout the preparation.  Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track with theme so don’t be afraid to try other things, or things you’re more aware with.
  5. Figure out a color scheme and stick to it.  This will really help with blending in the decoration’s so you can make the perfect setup.
  6. Make sure to research and read up on all of the vendors you will be contacting.  It is important to take your vendor information seriously because it is possible to mess them up.
  7. Make sure that you supply enough places for people to sit down.  If you are expecting older side of the family coming then put up extra chairs in places you think they’d like to sit.
  8. Hire a babysitter for the kids at the party.  This can make everything a lot more fun as you ensure safety, and parents can get away from their kids for a bit.
  9. Make sure to do your research on the medical conditions of guests.  Make it clear exactly what you are serving and have something for everyone.  Examples of this is an allergy.
  10. Seating people that know each-other or have a higher chance of becoming friends is always a good idea when giving people table cards with numbers on them.
  11. Make sure at the end of the party that you fulfill thank you notes for everyone that was their.  This can be a crucial aspect as a lot of people expect to get a card in return for their arrival.